Prominent Casting Director, Amanda Mackey, passed away at 70

Prominent Casting Director, Amanda Mackey, passed away at 70

Amanda Mackey Johnson, the esteemed casting director who worked on films such as The Fugitive, A League of Their Own, The Normal Heart, and many other movies was born on September 22, 1951, in New York, USA.

Many times, her movies where she worked as a casting director have represented in the Oscars nominee list. Mackey is also one of the big names in casting directors.

The Casting Director of ‘A League of Their Own,’ ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘The Normal Heart’: Amanda Mackey dies at age 70

The Casting Director known for hit movies like Smokin’ Aces (2006), A League of Their Own (1992), and The Proposal (2009) has died at age 70.

Amanda Mackey had been battling myelodysplastic syndrome (a form of blood cancer), at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. Mackey spent nearly four decades working in Hollywood, earning an Emmy nomination for Ryan Murphy‘s HBO movie, The Normal Heart.

The Casting Society said “We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Casting Director Amanda Mackey. She was an inspiration to many in our field and everyone at CSA sends our condolences to her family and friends.”

With more than 172 movie credits to her name, she first started as a casting assistant in 1982’s “The World According to Garp.” Over the years, Mackey worked her way through the ranks as a casting consultant on TV movies like “Taking the Heat” and “Scam.”

Mackey was recognized by the Casting Society with an Artios Award for her two films. Her other credits include “Bad Moms,” “United 93,” and “The Hunt for Red October.”

All you should know about the Family of Amanda Mackey

Amanda Mackey’s Husband’s name is not known. According to reports, Mackey is the mother of two daughters, Nicola Mackey Johnson and Emma Sophia Johnson, who told Deadline that their mother taught them to be strong feminists and truth seekers.

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Know about the Filmography Career of Amanda Mackey

Amanda Mackey began her career in showbiz as an agent at J. Michael Bloom and it wasn’t long before she entered into a career in casting, working with legendary casting director Marion Dougherty.

In the mid-1980s, Mackey moved to Los Angeles and launched the Mackey Sandrich Casting Company with Cathy Sandrich Gelfond. Gelfond called Mackey “a singular force” and credited her longtime friend and business partner with changing her life.  She also added, “She believed in me, lifted me up, and gave me a career.”

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Amanda Mackey was nominated for more than 15 Artios Awards by the Casting Society of America over the course of her career, winning for A League of Their Own (1993) and Smokin’ Aces (2006). In addition to The Fugitive which was a Best Picture nominee and its sequel, U.S. Marshals, The Hunt for Red October, The Cooler, The Proposal, United 93, Sleepy Hollow, and While You Were Sleeping, were many of her best movies among many others.

What was the net worth of America’s Famous Casting Director in 2022?

Amanda Mackey’s net worth is not revealed yet. It is expected that Amanda’s net worth should be more than $10 Million. Her main source of income is from playing a role as a casting director in many movies. Amanda Mackey is named one of the most successful casting directors in America.

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